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Community Spotlight – New Horizons 55+ Senior Housing

Welcome to the 55+ community of New Horizons in southeast Torrance.   This is the largest senior living community in the South Bay and boasts a look and feel of a Florida type senior community.  The area and grounds offer an active lifestyle with 9-hold golf, swimming pool, tennis courts, a gym and more.  It’s an […]

What Exactly Is Debt To Income Ratio

One of the key items that a lender takes into consideration when you’re getting pre approved for a loan and during the underwriting process is your debt to income ratio. This tells the lender how much money you owe each month compared with your monthly income to come up with a ratio to determine how […]

Torrance Real Estate Recap – 2019 By the Numbers

2019 was a very solid year for home sales in Torrance CA.  There were 1,201 on market home sales in the city for an average of 100 a month.  The average list price was $818,500 with an average sales prices of $760,333 indicating that the market is still very strong and slightly favors sellers.  View […]

Neighborhood Spotlight – 2019 Home Sales and Prices in Old Torrance

While many people think of Torrance as one big (for the South Bay) city, from a real estate perspective it’s really a very diverse set of neighborhoods and communities.  Prices range dramatically so it’s great to focus stats and trends on small parts of town as well as Torrance real estate in general.  2019 saw […]

Market Update – Torrance Real Estate Sales and Home Prices for November

Torrance had a solid month for home sales in November with 90 “on market” MLS closed home sales during the month.  The median list price for November was $799,900 with the median sold price at $802,000 meaning homes generally sold higher than their list price indicating a very strong sellers market. November 2019 was a […]

Happy Holidays From Torrance Real Estate

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season.  From our family to yours we hope you have a wonderful holiday and Christmas.  While it may not be a white Christmas living in Torrance, the South Bay is such a wonderful place to call home and there are so many great holiday activities in the […]

Home of The Week – 425 Paseo De La Playa

One of our absolute favorite locations in all of the South Bay is Paseo De La Playa along the bluffs of the Hollywood Riviera. There are a very limited number of homes here and it’s truly a showcase location. This is an unbelievable location as the lots/homes are not only oceanfront but the lots are […]

Torrance Home Prices for October 2019 – Real Estate Update

The real estate market in Torrance was fairly typical for this time of year with 119 homes selling in October of 2019.  That’s a solid number and prices were strong as well.  The median list price for homes that sold was $725,000 and the median sold price was $741,000 indicating the continuation of a strong […]

What’s happening in the Torrance Real Estate Market?

Take a look at the charts below to get a better understanding of what’s happening in the Torrance real estate market.   We hope that getting an awareness of what the real estate market has been doing for the past 18 months can help make you a knowledgeable home buyer or seller in this great city.  […]

How Buyers and Sellers Handle Home Inspection Challenges

One of the more treacherous parts of an escrow is the home inspection and request for repairs.  Often times the buyer thinks that the home inspection is a “checklist” of what needs to be fixed while the seller either thinks their home is perfect or “it was just fine for us so why does the […]

Hollywood Riviera Home Sales and Home Prices for October

The Hollywood Riviera in Torrance had a fairly typical month for October 2019.  There were 9 home sales during the month and all were single family homes.   The median list price for the closed sales was $1,200,000 with the median sales price of $1,177,500 indicating that it is still a solid seller’s market.  That does […]

Recent Home Sales in The Communities of Plaza Del Amo

Plaza Del Amo is a unique area in Central Torrance with an abundance of gated communities.  Although there are certainly complexes in Torrance that are similar there is no concentration of these single family, townhome and condo communities anywhere else.  It’s really a real estate market unto itself in the heart of Torrance. The real […]

Staging Makes a Difference

Does staging a home make a difference? It absolutely can and absolutely does.  Staging takes the guess work out for many buyers…..bedrooms look bigger, spaces look brighter, and it all helps buyers see vision of what the house could be.  For sellers the cost of staging is usually more than recovered in a higher sales […]

Wings of Freedom WWII Aircraft Tour Coming to Torrance

For aviation and WWII buffs alike there’s reason to get excited.  The Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to Torrance in April.  Not only can you see some historic aircraft but you can tour them and even fly in them!  Some of the historic planes are the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-25 Mitchell , B-24 […]

Home Buyers -Should You Try and Time the Real Estate Market?

Should You Try to Time the Market? Many Torrance buyers I meet and work with are interested in waiting to buy until the market goes down or even better….at the bottom of the market. It is certainly natural to want to purchase a home, perhaps the largest and most significant purchase in one’s life, when […]

Search Homes for Sale By Neighborhood on our Torrance Real Estate Map

Click on any neighborhood below to see the current homes for sale in that area of Torrance. Explore North Torrance, Old Torrance, Plaza Del Amo, Southwood, Hollywood Riviera and more. Want an even easier way to search for homes?  Tell us just a bit about your ideal home and we’ll customize a home search and […]

Hollywood Riviera – Hillside Overlay Explained

By Keith Kyle A few of the many benefits of living near the beach are the wonderful ocean views and ocean breezes that make life here so unique.  These ocean views have immeasurable value from both a quality of life aspect as well as a significant monetary impact.  In many of the South Bay cities these […]

Search Torrance Homes for Sale by Neighborhood

We hope that our neighborhood search page allows you to focus on just the areas you’re interested in. Torrance has some great neighborhoods and housing options and we hope that searching for specific areas makes that search easier. You can also search for Torrance homes by price range. Want an easier way? Tell us a […]

Homes We Like – 4079 Bluff Street, Torrance, CA 90505

We’re always suckers for Cape Cod and Craftman homes but this is one we really liked. 4079 Bluff Street is basically a smaller beach bungalow done right. It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and just under 1,400 square feet on an almost 5,000 foot lot. Originally built in 1948 it’s undergone a great transformation with […]

New Real Estate Website Dedicated to The Gated Communities of Plaza Del Amo

We’re proud to announce the launch of our Plaza Del Amo website dedicated to the gated communities in this charming pocket of Torrance.  You can learn about each of the communities to see current homes for sale, recent home sales, home sizes, amenities and more. Vist Plaza Del Amo real estate for information specific to […]

Info On Down Payments for Torrance Home Buyers

One of the big misconceptions with home buyers, especially first time home buyers, is that you need at least 20% down.  That’s often not the case with lenders offering FHA loans with as little as 3.5% down and traditional lenders funding loans with as little at 5%.  The lower amount is much easier if it’s […]

Explore The South Bay Cities and Neighborhoods Near Torrance

If Torrance CA isn’t the only neighborhood you might be interested in, click on any city, neighborhood or photo below to see a real estate website designed specifically to provide valuable information on that area. See the current homes for sale, recent home sales, market statistics, area maps, photos and more. We hope that our […]

Sotheby’s Announces their Top Agents for 2018

 Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the top real estate brokerages for Torrance, Redondo and the entire South Bay, just recently announced their top 25 agents for 2018 . Torrance/Redondo Beach real estate specialist Keith Kyle was named as one of the highest producing realtors for the year.  We are proud to, once again, be named to […]